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Rfv-sense: Plural form of pic (picture). Really? --Yair rand (talk) 23:31, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Really. The first page of google books:"a few pix", for example, has seven hits that are definitely in this sense, one hit that I think is probably in this sense, one hit that I have no idea about, and one scanno. —RuakhTALK 23:39, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Yup, really, really. This term has been around for a long time. -- Ghost of WikiPedant 23:43, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Cited.RuakhTALK 23:58, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Is it plural of pic (normal plural pics), or is it plural of picture? — lexicógrafo | háblame — 00:09, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
pix is pronounced /pɪks/; it's the same as pics, and (like it) is a perfectly regular plural of pic. The only difference is the colloquial spelling. It's like spelling the voiced allomorph of the regular plural inflectional ending as <-z> (as in boyz). —RuakhTALK 00:44, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Hmm. The similar-sounding tix must be a plural of ticket, because there isn't a singular like *tic. Equinox 09:26, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Along the some lines - and related to the discussion of -x-/-x - is pax for passengers. Both tix and, especially, pax seem to me to be more written than spoken. pix might have more use in speech than either.
The terms like this that have an entertainment industry application may have been popularized, if not coined, in w:Variety, whose back issues, together with w:Damon Runyon stories, memorialize versions of distinctive New York talk. Variety had a famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (Small-town audiences reject movies with rural characters/characters like themselves), parodied in w:Yankee Doodle Dandy as "Stix Nix Hix Pix". For a family of others from Variety, see oater, sudser, tuner, etc. DCDuring TALK 12:04, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed. DAVilla 18:44, 30 October 2010 (UTC) }}

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